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Historical Items

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Item 7516

Maine General Hospital Surgical Amphitheatre

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: circa 1895 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 104149

Mercy Hospital technician, Portland, ca. 1941

Contributed by: Mercy Hospital Date: circa 1941 Location: Portland Media: Black and White 35mm Slide

Item 26194

Trull Hospital Operation, Biddeford, 1942

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1942 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print


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One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.


Student Exhibit: Medicine in Times Past

Inspired by Dr. Greenleaf Wilbur's medical box at the Skowhegan History House, this exhibit highlights some Mainers in the medical field of the past and the stories they had.


Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Dr. Benjamin Page

… (1770 - 1844) practiced medicine, performed minor surgery and sold patent medicine. His proficiency in the field of obstetrics earned him the title…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… and within a short time was handling emergency surgery cases in his home, assisted by Mrs. Bell. At that time the closest hospital was in Lewiston.

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Mercy Hospital - Portland Hospitals Before Mercy

… founded to treat patients with diseases requiring surgery, and had 50 beds by 1918. None of these facilities, however, proved sufficient to cope…

My Maine Stories

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Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part